SPRING FORTH NOW - DAILY MEDITATION
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Elevate implies that someone or something has risen from a position that is higher than the one before. In addition, Elevate also implies that the new position, which is higher, is a result of a process in which there is a lifting to a better space. In order for you and I to be Elevated it requires that we engage a process that lifts us to a new life. New life is not just about starting over but taking what you have and expanding it; shaping and forming it to produce something better and at a higher position than where one was. The shaping and forming process is intentional about releasing oneself or something from that which weighs down, becoming lighter and freer to Elevate. Christ’s example of the process to all power went through death, grave, and hell in order to shed, drop the weight of what appears to be separation from God in order to be raised to a position of all power that placed Him at the right hand of the Father; a place of favor, reconciliation to His will. If we are to be Elevated, we must go through the process of shaping and forming, ridding ourselves of the stuff of life that weighs us down which demands reflection in which we discern and/or sensitive to the weight of life which separates us from God and His will for our lives. We must choose what our experiences will be, letting go and engaging the process of life, strategically and methodically, leading to our resurrection, being lifted from where we are to a place of where we should be as promised by God. It was Christ, on the cross, who gave up Himself to the Spirit of God, His purpose and plan in which He engaged the process of death, grave and hell, overcoming and inheriting all things, all power. Today, make the choice to Elevate your mind, your thought life, reflecting and discerning what should be for your life and in looking in the mirror and being candid and honest, release yourself, let that which weighs you down die so that you may be raised, Elevated to the place of favor. The Spirit of God awaits you to release so that you may Catch The Wind of God’s Spirit and be risen to your life and life more abundantly; to your arising, a position of overcoming and inheriting in and through all things.